COURSE TITLE

PHILOSOPHY OF KNOWLEDGE I

COURSE CODE

 

COURSE TYPE

Must

COURSE SEMESTER

I

COURSE CREDIT

National Credit:  3                     ECTS: 6

DEPARTMENT

PHILOSOPHY

FACULTY MEMBER/MEMBERS THAT GIVE THE COURSE

Associate Prof. Dr. Metin BAL

POSTAL ADDRESS

Felsefe Bölümü, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi,

Edebiyat Fakültesi, Öğretim Üyeleri Binası,  Tınaztepe Yerleşkesi,

PK: 35260, İzmir Türkiye, Tel: ++ 90 (232) 412 79 03  - , Fax: ++ 90 (232) 453 90 93

E-Posta: balmetin@gmail.com , Web: www.metinbal.net

AIMS OF THE COURSE, LEARNING OUTCOMES, LEARNING METHODS, TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

AIMS OF THE COURSE

to tell the presence of different kinds of knowledge and the wealth of reason to produce knowledge by explaining  philosophers’ approaches about definition, source, and value of knowledge,

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE

ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

Critical development of thinking concerning reason and knowledge

ACQUIRED CAPABILITIES

TEACHING METHODS

Theory-based lecture, discussion

TEACHING MATERIALS

Source books, selection of discussion topics

GRADING AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR THE COURSE

The student will be graded according to one written midterm and one written final exams.

COURSE CONTENTS AND PLANNING

WEEK

THEORY

APPLICATION

1

Definition of knowledge, kinds of knowledge

 

2

Matters of philosophy and features of philosophical knowledge

 

3

Basic concepts of philosophy of knowledge

 

4

Truth, reality, meaningfulness, consistency, validity, a priori, a posteriori, analytic, synthetic

 

5

The problem of possibility of true knowledge (Dogmatism, skepticism)

 

6

The problem of source of true knowledge (reason, experiment, intuition, reason and experiment)

 

7

The problem of criterion of true knowledge

 

8

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9

The problem of limits of true knowledge (realism, positivism, idealism, pragmatism, intuitionism, transcendental idealism)

 

10

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11

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12

The attempt to explain the problem of knowledge with science

 

13

The problem of reality of external world

 

14

The efforts to reconcile realism with idealism

 

15

Realism and idealism in phenomenology

 

Textbooks and Recommended reading

  1

Gillies, Donald (1993) Philosophy of Science in the Twentieth Century, Four Central Themes, Oxford: Blackwell  

  2

O’Hear, Anthony  (1999) (der.) German Philosophy Since Kant [Kant’tan İtibaren Alman Felsefesi], Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).  

  3

Özlem, Doğan (2001) (Derleme ve Çeviri) Günümüzde Felsefe Disiplinleri, İstanbul: İnkılâp Kitabevi.

 "Bilgi Kuramı", Alwin Diemer, çev. Doğan Özlem, ss.163-180.

"Bilgi Kuramı", Fritz Heinemann, çev. Doğan Özlem, ss.181-203.

"Bilgi Kuramı Tarihçesi", H. Krings & H.M.Baumgartner, çev. Doğan Özlem, ss.205-229.

 
 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMS

One written midterm and one written final exams

 

 

 

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